Cherrie knows they’ve finally come for her at the Club.

The Narrow Minders – human machines with a loathing distaste for art (and especially fabulous free-spirited Drag Queens) break into her dressing room to remove Cherrie from the imagination. She has no choice but to smash through the dressing room mirror to escape the grasp of fear and prejudice.

Cherrie suddenly finds herself in a different Universe where she is faced with the ultimate choice – do we confront our fears and fight for what’s right or avoid them and diminish into the ether?

A brand-new musical with an original score, Mirrorball celebrates creativity, authenticity and the power of the imagination to make a better world for ourselves.

Based on the real-life experiences of Matt Cavan and his drag persona Cherrie Ontop, Mirrorball explores the immense potential of creativity when our worlds are turned upside down by life circumstances.

Premiered Belfast Children’s Festival 2023 at the Lyric Theatre

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Creatives & Cast
  • Co-Creator and Starring
    Matthew Cavan
  • Writer
    Patrick J O'Reilly
  • Composer/ Musical Director
    Garth McConaghie
  • Director
    Janice Kernoghan-Reid
  • Set and Costume Designer
    Diana Ennis
  • Video Designer
    Gavin Peden
  • Lighting Designer
    Jonathan M. Daley
  • Sound Technician / Consultant
    Ian Vennard
  • Choreographer
    Eileen McClory
  • Production Manager
    Simon Bird/Darren Robinson

  • Stage Manager
    Stephen Cassidy
  • Deputy Stage Manager
    Rick Paine
  • Assistant Stage Manager
    Marjolaine Demaude
  • Assistant Stage Manager/ Captioner
    Sophie Thompson

  • Cast - Nigel / Sasha Supper
    Sean Kearns (March 2023)
  • Cast - Billy Normal
    Gerard McCabe
  • Cast - Maureen
    Jolene O'Hara (March 2023)
  • Cast - Maureen
    Colette Dougal (September 2023)
  • Cast - Sasha Supper
    Richard Croxford (September 2023)
  • Cast - Nigel
    Jack Watson (September 2023)
Post-Primary Programme
  • Celebratory
  • Fabulous
  • Moving
Suitable For
  • Age 13+
Recommended Venues
  • Arts Centres
  • Theatres
Accessible to
  • All shows captioned
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...lends urgency to creativity as a radical idea *****


A terrifically acted, directed and scored musical extravaganza

Simon Fallaha

an exceptional piece of writing and production

Alan in Belfast


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